Tooth decay is not something we see quite often anymore, since the addition of fluoride to drinking water, along with the development of preventative dental care cleanings becoming a common twice-a-year practice.

However, tooth decay is something that can be easily and readily avoided with a few simple steps that everyone should take to help keep their mouth and body healthy in between cleanings.

It goes without saying that brushing your teeth is incredibly important, but for more reasons than simply having a bright white smile.

Keeping your teeth healthy through brushing and flossing will go a long way in keeping your overall health above par. Poor dental hygiene practices can and will lead to a slow decline in overall health.

If you’ve ever heard of a root canal, it is the inevitable solution to an unhealthy tooth. A root canal will help to rid infection.  A root canal can easily be avoided by taking a few simple steps every day to help keep your mouth healthy.

  • Brush your teeth two or three times a day with a fluoride toothpaste. By brushing one’s teeth regularly, this will help keep your teeth white, clean, and your enamel strong.
  • Floss before bed. Flossing is an unsung hero; it helps to rid your mouth of any food stuck in between your teeth that will result in cavities and other issues.
  • Drink enough water. It goes without saying that water is the essence of life. Drinking enough water everyday will help keep your mouth and body clean and hydrated.
  • Stay away from refined sugar. Consuming a lot of refined sugar will lead to cavities and tooth decay if it is to great excess without a proper teeth cleaning regimen.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet. Making sure you eat your veggies is more than just a saying. Having a balanced diet will help keep your teeth strong and your mouth clean

Keeping your teeth healthy and strong with preventative dental care will benefit you inmore ways than one; it will help benefit your overall health by avoiding tooth decay!

Do you need a cleaning? Haven’t had your teeth looked at in awhile? If you live in the Southwest Florida area, book a consult with Dr. Sonia Rocha of Tower Dental Arts. She will be able to evaluate your mouth and let you know if there are any concerns. Her practice, Tower Dental Arts, is in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers. To contact the office or book an appointment, click here.


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